What makes for a "good" shrimp?

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  1. newduk

    newduk Senior Refuge Member

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    I like Billy's, fresh off the boat. Can't beat em!
     
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  2. newduk

    newduk Senior Refuge Member

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    No such thing.
     
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  3. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    Best he's gonna get where he's at though. You pretty much have to catch them yourself to get fresh as they're generally frozen right on the boat.
     
  4. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Nah, there’s many boats shrimping in and around Mobile Bay that off load daily. I used to work on one.
     
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    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a couple friends that go out when the weather is good on small trawls. They have about 20 customers. $5.00 a lb with heads on for 15-20 count fresh out the water that day. Most of the time they come right by my house on way in and drop them off. Smaller bait shrimp $2.00 lb. I eat those too!
     
  6. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    They off load directly to Ohio?

    Of course if you go to the docks you can get them fresh, but for most folks that's not possible or feasible even if you live near the gulf. And if they're not frozen on the boat they damn sure better be frozen pdq after off loading unless you want bad shrimp. If you're not taking them home to cook almost immediately they need to be frozen anyway.
    Or maybe that's why you can't taste the difference in them....:nutz
     
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  7. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    If they aren’t this size you are wasting your time. And you should catch them yourself.
     
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  8. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    That tells me a lot.
     
  9. burgawboy

    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp. It's a household name
     
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  10. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    I ain’t ashamed. When I was 15-17 I was on a shrimp boat working hard and learning how to be a man while you probably playing grab azz with your lacrosse bros. Keep on keeping on bruh
     
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